Sebastien de la Cruz to Sing National Anthem Encore Tonight at NBA Finals

Add this to another happy ending, all thanks to social media. According to, Sebastien de la Cruz, the 11-year-old San Antonio native whose grace and class flourished in response to a series of racist tweets he received for singing the national anthem before Game 3 of the NBA Finals, is returning to the AT&T Center tonight to give an encore performance of the national anthem before the start of Game 4.


Here is what the outlet reported:

Sebastien De La Cruz, known as San Antonio’s “Little Mariachi,” did such a fantastic job singing “The Star- Spangled Banner” the first time, the Spurs have invited him back for an encore.

That’s the word from a reliable source, who said the 11-year-old, a former “America’s Got Talent” semifinalist, will return to perform the national anthem in the AT&T Center before tonight’s Game 4 of the Spurs-Heat series.

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